City Central: Tbilisi

Tired of the same old city breaks? Try Tbilisi, the characterful capital of Georgia

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Think of an autumn city break and Berlin or Barcelona might spring to mind. But Tbilisi? The Georgian capital has been left out of the action – partly because getting there has long been a hassle, involving an irritating stop-off in Istanbul or Kiev.

No longer. Reaching the ‘Rome of the Caucasus’ is now a breeze: Georgian Airlines flies direct from Gatwick, three times a week, with the journey taking a shade under five hours. 

A flurry of hip new hotels – such as The Stamba – has also helped put Tbilisi on the tourist map. And autumn, when the summer crowds have thinned but it is still T-shirt weather, is a great time to explore this East-meets-West city. 

Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/georgia/articles/tbilisi-city-break-travel-guide/